Governor Alia assures Benue communities of adequate security

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia
Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia


By TYAV SAM TYAV, Makurdi –

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has assured the people of the state of adequate protection against banditry attacks and other criminals who have found their way into the state with the intention to cause all forms of atrocities.

Speaking during a condolence and assessment visit to Wa-ndoo community in Gwer-East Local Government Area on Friday where over 17 persons were gruesomely murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Alia reiterated the resolve of his administration not to deviate from its cardinal responsibility which is that of securing the state and protecting the lives of citizens against bandits and other criminal elements.

Represented by his deputy, Sam Ode, the governor emphasized that government would continue to play its role which is to ensure security of lives, property and welfare of the people, expressing his administration’s readiness to work with security agents to ensure that such a barbaric act does not happen is the state again.

The Governor directed the management of Benue State Emergency Management Agency, (BSEMA), to carry out assessments and profiling of the affected persons for government prompt response.

In his comment during the visit, the Executive Secretary of BSEMA, James Iorpuu, who had complied with the directive by the governor and accompanied the deputy governor during the visit.

The BSEMA boss, who handed over the relief materials to the stakeholders for distribution to affected persons, said the governor intended that the relief materials should go to those affected by the crisis.

The Ter Gwer, Dominic Akpe and the caretaker committee Chairman of the council, Comfort Agbo and member representing Gwer East at the Benue State House of Assembly, Elias Audu, who spoke separately, expressed appreciation to the governor for the visit.

But Audu particularly appealed that the governor should assist those affected by granting them soft loans to help cushion the effect of their suffering.

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